Sandy Adams

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Sandy Adams
Sandy Adams.jpg
U.S. House, Florida, District 24
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
First elected2010
Next general2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Florida House of Representatives, 33rd district
2003-2011
Education
Bachelor'sColumbia College (2000)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1974-1975
Personal
BirthdayDecember 14, 1956
Place of birthWyandotte, Michigan, U.S.
ProfessionLaw Enforcement
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Sandy Adams campaign logo
Sandra "Sandy" Adams (born December 14, 1956) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Adams was elected by voters from Florida's 24th congressional district.

Adams was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 7th District. She was seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[1] Incumbent John L. Mica also ran as a Republican. Adams was defeated by John L. Mica in the Republican primary.[2] Primary elections were held on August 14, 2012.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Adams is a "centrist Republican".[3]

Biography

Born in Wyandotte, Michigan, Sandy is an alumna of Columbia College.[4]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House of Representatives

2011-2012

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Sandy Adams endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 7th congressional district elections, 2012

Adams was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Florida's 7th District. She was seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. [7] Incumbent John L. Mica also ran as a Republican. Adams was defeated by fellow incumbent Mica in the Republican primary. The signature filing deadline was May 7, 2012, with the primary taking place on August 14, 2012.[2]

Endorsements

On July 25, 2012 John L. Mica received an endorsement from Mike Huckabee.[8] The endorsement comes after Mica's opponent Sandy Adams received endorsements from Sarah Palin[8] and Allen West.[9]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Adams won election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Suzanne M. Kosmas (D) and Nicholas Ruiz II (I) in the general election.[10]

U.S. House of Representatives, Florida's 24th Congressional District, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSandra "Sandy" Adams 59.6% 146,129
     Democratic Suzanne M. Kosmas 40.3% 98,787
     Independent Nicholas Ruiz III 0% 115
Total Votes 245,031

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Adams's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Adams won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Adams's campaign committee raised a total of $1,328,778 and spent $1,266,664.[11]

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Adams paid her congressional staff a total of $732,575 in 2011. She ranks 16th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and she ranks 18th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Florida ranks 36th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[12]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Adams' net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $2,004 and $32,000. That averages to $17,002, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[13]

Political Positions

Percentage voting with party

Sandy Adams voted with the Republican Party 95 of the time, which ranked 30 among the 242 House Republican members as of November 2011.[14]

Personal

Adams and her husband, Judge John Adams, live in Orlando, Florida. Together they have three children.[4]

External links


References


Political offices
Preceded by
Suzanne Kosmas
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 24
2011–present
Succeeded by
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